[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS vs. FreeBIOS vs. OpenBIOS?
dhendrix at google.com
Thu Jul 13 19:12:03 CEST 2006
LinuxBIOSv1 and FreeBIOS shared the same source base. I think it's safe to
say that LinuxBIOSv2 is FreeBIOS's successor. OpenBIOS is a free
implementation of the Open Firmware specification and can be used as a
LinuxBIOS payload. It's not a competing project and in fact the project
maintainer, Stefan Reinauer, has long been and still is a maintainer of
On 7/13/06, Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de > wrote:
> I'm currently reading all available documentation to get into LinuxBIOS.
> But I'm wondering how it's related with the other projects such as
> OpenBIOS and FreeBIOS.
> OpenBIOS is not a "competitor" in the strict sense, it's a layer above
> LinuxBIOS as I understand it, and can be used as payload for LinuxBIOS,
> FreeBIOS seems pretty dead (last update 2003?). Was it an alternative
> project which is now unmaintained, was it the same as LinuxBIOS (name
> change), or have both projects merged?
> TIA, Uwe.
> Uwe Hermann
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